Resolution Requesting funds in the FY 2021
DPR Budget for a skatepark in or near Tenleytown
Mayor Bowser is soliciting input on budget priorities for the 2021 Fiscal Year.
Within or near the boundaries of ANC 3E by the end of 2020 there will be 5 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools and two universities.
There are few programmed outdoor recreational spaces in and around Tenleytown that are intended for use by tweens and teens.
The nearest formal skatepark is located at Palisades Park 2.8 miles away and the Palisades Park is not easily reached on public transportation.
In September of 2019 the National Park Service (NPS) initiated a process to study the use of Fort Reno Park and other NPS owned properties in Tenleytown and it is possible for District of Columbia funds to be spent on recreational facilities on NPS lands.
It is common to see “skatestoppers” located on hard edges on low walls in our neighborhood and throughout the city to protect private property and to prevent skateboarders from utilizing these edges which suggests an unmet demand for formal skating infrastructure.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, ANC 3E respectfully requests that the Mayor put $2,200,000 in the FY 2021 budget to study locations and then to construct a skate park somewhere within or near the Wisconsin Avenue corridor around Tenleytown and we further request that the DC Council also leave these funds in the FY 2021 budget.
ANC 3E approved this resolution at its meeting on February 13, 2020, which was properly noticed and at which a quorum was present. The resolution was approved unanimously by a vote of 0-0-0. Commissioners Jonathan Bender, Jonathan McHugh, Amy Hall and Tom Quinn were present.
By Jonathan Bender, Chairperson